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who shot her that day last january. also appearing in court today will be ron barber, now a u.s. congressman, who was elected in july to fill the remaining term of congresswoman giffords. the time that was left in congresswoman giffords' term. he is actually going to give a statement later today. you think this election is over. he's in a re-election bid and they're still counting the votes in his re-election effort here in arizona. now, as for loughner, people may wander why they did not seek the death penalty. if you remember, there were a lot of concerns about his ability to stand trial. also, prosecutors very worried about the fact that he could try to plead insanity and have some sort of a lesser sentence. so all of the victims that have spoken so far feeling comfortable with life in prison without parole. carol? >> casey, thank you. >>> syria's embattled president said he will not except international exile even though his country is sinking deeper into a bloody civil war. . >> i think the price of this invasion, if it happens, is going to more than we can afford. we hav
the man who replaced give oerdz in congress, that was ron barber. he was shot in the cheek and leg. he has no feeling in the lower part of that leg. in all 12 people injured, six people murdered. bill: will this put this now to rest today dan? >> there are still some outstanding questions. we don't know exactly where he will be serving his time. we know he could go back to missouri where he was in a federal prison and also a medical facility where he was being treated for schizophrenia or he could go to some other federal facility. we don't know whether or not he's going to be put on trial for -- in county, in the county case, because the d.a. here could file charges and seek the death penalty, although that seems unlikely because all of the family members who have spoken publicly have said that they support this sentence of life in prison with no chance for parole, because they don't want to go through a lengthy trial. so it's unlikely that the county d.a. would file charges and seek the death penalty, but it's still out there, he said no decision has been made. bill: we are a few hours a
of that fateful day outside that grocery store in tucson. people shot including the now congressman ron barber taken the seat of former congresswoman giffords. he was there that day, shot in his leg. let's listen in. >> i have to say how grateful we are to the victims services that with the u.s. attorney's office, particularly sean cox with us all the way and of the county attorney walters. one of the if not the most outstanding victims services program in the country. they have been a lifeline for all of us and the support is invaluable throughout this legal process and our recovery. i just want to close with this. as i was finishing my remarks in court this morning, i wanted to address mr. loughner's family. his parents were in the room. i told them that we and i hold no hatred towards them. no animosity towards them. and that we can certainly appreciate the agony and the grief that they, too, are going through and then i turned to mr. loughner and said, i hold you -- hold no hatred for you but i'm very, very angry and sick of heart about what you did and the hurt you have caused the souls o
tucson yesterday. take a look. she was joined by her successor, democratic congressman ron barber. he was shot twice alongside giffords that killed six in 2011. he's locked in a tight race. >>> stay with us. this special edition of "early start" continues right now, live from washington, d.c. >>> good morning. welcome, everybody, i'm soledad o'brien and you're watching a special election day edition of "early start." it is here, the battle for every last vote continues this morning. eight states are opening their polls right now and the best political team on tv has it covered, from wire to wire today. >> i'm john berman. an indication that could be a close one. the first election results, they are in from the tiny towns of dixville notch and harts location in new hampshire. in one of those towns it's a result we've never seen before. >> campaign trail extended. i'm christine romans. governor romney adding a couple of key stops today. but president obama is standing pat and shooting some hoops on the last day of his final campaign ever. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin, the immense damage
the possibility of parole. we do have just a few moments ago congressman ron barber, who worked in gabby giffords' office and succeeded her in office to fulfill the remaining part of her term came out and spoke. here's what he said he said to mr. loughner in court. >> i turned to mr. loughner and said "i hold you -- hold no hatred for you, but i'm very, very angry and sick at heart about what you did and the hurt you have imposed on all of us." i told him he must now live with this burden and he'll never see outside of a prison again. >> reporter: politics not far away from this tragedy, wolf. congressman barber running for re-election in the vote that just concluded, they're still counting the votes here in arizona to see if he's going to retain that seat. also, a lot of the victims advocating for a review of gun control laws, they're very upset about the number of bullets that mr. loughner had at his disposal, wolf. >> casey wian, an emotional day out there. thanks very much for that report. we'll have a quick check of the day's other top stories. also, the voters have now spoken legalizing rec
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